You wrote requesting that I remove the comments on Workers BushTelegraph by Gareth Smith.
In you email of 14 November 2010 you claimed that the ‘published information (shown below) is inaccurate, offensive and may lay (me) as the publisher open to the racial vilification laws’.
In your email you quoted the following comments by Gareth Smith without giving any reasons for your claims.
1. Gaza is the world’s biggest outdoor prison. It was battered by economic sanctions after the internationally supervised election returned Hamas and was then subjected to the Israeli blitzkrieg “Operation Cast Lead” which bombed schools, clinics, mosques, police stations, homes, water and sewerage treatment plants and electricity generating plants. 1,400 people were killed and countless more left injured and deeply traumatised (including about 40,000 children).
2. The Israeli siege of Gaza has resulted in a chronic lack of medicines, clean water, building materials, school books etc-they need our help desperately! Gaza/Byron working together!
WorkersBushTelegraph tries to publish the facts. Such claims at 1) and 2) are widely documented and supported.
Therefore I refuse your request to remove them from Workers BushTelegraph
It is important to challenge mainstream attitudes that are erroneous, unfair and unjust.
Current federal government policy does not support the legitimate aspirations of the Palestinian people.
This is wrong and must be changed.
Therefore I support efforts such as the film screening of “Return to Gaza” that attempts to bring the plight of the Palestinian people to public attention.